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One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community Wellington, NY , where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars.Unlike other novels in the pastoral tradition, which tell the story of a place and a time through the eyes of a single character, this modern novel uses 10 narrators,One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community Wellington, NY , where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars.Unlike other novels in the pastoral tradition, which tell the story of a place and a time through the eyes of a single character, this modern novel uses 10 narrators, a different one per chapter, to shed light on this exclusive community.In Wellington, a trophy wife undergoes a shocking transformation A medical doctor attracts his own destruction A local bachelor steals a dog and has an epiphany A town Casanova goes on a personal odyssey to make amends And a Manhattan book editor reveals what it s like to be a first time visitor to this rarefied world of wealth, horses and equestriennes.To this exquisitely written novel, Chris Orcutt brings his meticulous craft and his talent for writing in multifarious voices and styles, all while exposing a world of massive estates, rolling green hills, hilltoppers, townies, celebrities, hopes, dreams, sex, and the fleeting promises of loveA QA with Chris Orcutt What do you mean by modern novel Here s why I call One Hundred Miles from Manhattan a modern novel 1 the novel is told by 10 different narrators, one per chapter and 2 the timeline is segmented.For example, in the movie Pulp Fiction, the scenes are presented out of order That s what I do here It s the story of one year in Wellington, but the events are shown out of order The book starts in the late spring early summer, then goes to the early spring, then mid summer, etc It is not in chronological order.I believe this enhances the reader s experience Also, many characters overlap between the chapters, and so do the events.Why 10 different narrators or points of view As much as I admire the single POV novel, in today s ultramodern society, where everyone is a star or considers himself one social media tools aid in this delusion , everyone s story or POV contributes to the larger story Nowadays, it doesn t make sense that any one person would be capable of telling the complete story of a town.How is Wellington unique Actually, I don t think Wellington is unique as in being the only one of its kind as much as it s iconic or symbolic.There are lots of wealthy communities with big estates, rolling green hills, exclusive rod and gun clubs, pheasant farms, Range Rovers, a lively but mostly unnoticed equestrian scene, and a low simmer of conflict between hilltoppers and townies Wellington is meant to be an amalgamation of several of those places, and it s also meant to be of an idea than an actual place Mythical, if you will.Imagine if the world of Mr Darcy s Derbyshire could be transplanted to modern day Upstate New York That s Wellington.What was your inspiration for the novel I first got this idea of writing a novel about a wealthy community over 20 years ago, when I was a reporter in a small town similar to Wellington But at the time I could only envision the story being told from the POV of the local reporter I m so glad that I waited to write this book, because I think that the use of 10 narrators gives the reader a richer, broader experience of the town, and because back when I was a reporter, my writing skills weren t even close to what they are now.I was also deeply inspired by my favorite classic authors of pastoral fiction including Chekhov, Tolstoy, Hardy and Austen.
CHRIS ORCUTT has written professionally for over 25 years as a fiction writer, journalist, scriptwriter, playwright, technical writer and speechwriter He has also taught high school U.S history and college writing At Baruch College, City University of New York, Chris received the Distinguished Teaching Award, and as a newspaper reporter he received a New York Press Association award.Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series The first novel in the series, A REAL PIECE OF WORK, achieved a 1 top rated ranking in Literary Fiction for Kindle, and 4 in Mystery IndieReader writes of the novel, Action, lust, danger, style and witty repartee, Orcutt s A Real Piece of Work is a work of art The novel received similarly strong critical acclaim from other reviewers, as did the sequels, THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT and A TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION.Although Chris is very proud to have created the Dakota Stevens novels, he considers himself first and foremost a general practitioner in fiction writing, and has written a great deal of non genre fiction He has had well over two dozen short stories published in literary journals, and his short fiction has won a few modest awards, most notably 55 Fiction s World s Shortest Stories Chris s short story collection, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, was selected by IndieReader as one of the Best Books of 2013.In April 2014, ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN, a modern pastoral novel in the tradition of Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy, was published The novel tells the story of Wellington, a fictional wealthy community in Upstate New York, where the village and the surrounding hills conceal tales of love, lust, tragedy and small wars The novel is ten chapters in length, and each chapter is from a different character s point of view These characters include a trophy wife, a medical doctor, a single mother, a contractor local Casanova, and a Manhattan book editor HUNDRED MILES was selected by IndieReader as a Best Book for 2014, and in a review of the novel Kirkus Reviews favorably compared Chris to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Cheever.Chris was born in Maine, and although he now lives in Upstate New York, he will always consider himself a Mainer and a New Englander first He went to college in Boston, earning a degree in philosophy summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi , and has been a lifelong Red Sox fan His hobbies include golf, chess, movies and travel.For about Chris, visit his website orcuttFor about the Dakota Stevens Mysteries Series, visit orcutt OR dakotapi.
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